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Ace Combat 7 flies onto Switch in July

There aren’t many quality flight titles to choose from on the Nintendo Switch. But the console’s library will be adding one this summer as Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is officially inbound. Bandai Namco dropped a new trailer confirming the news today. The Switch port of the 2019 air combat sim looks solid in trailer form, but we’ll have to wait until its July 11 release date to see if it runs as well as its PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One counterparts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwSASVf-0eY The Switch iteration…

‘If no one flies, they won’t give you the money’: Alexander Payne on Marvel, misfits and making movies | Alexander Payne

The great Christmas film of 2023 arrives unseasonably late, deep into January, like a drunken carouser who has lost track of the time. The Holdovers is a scratchy human drama, set in a mothballed boys’ boarding school and circling a sad, lopsided Norwegian spruce. The message of festive good cheer, such as it is, comes delivered by Paul Giamatti in the role of a cantankerous classics teacher. “I find the world a bitter and complicated place,” he declares. “And it seems to feel the same way about me.”The film’s director,…

NASA flies drones to test autonomous flight capabilities of air taxis, ET Auto

This test marks an important step towards advancing self-flying capabilities for air taxis.Washington, Researchers at NASA's Langle Research Center in Virginia have successfully flown multiple drones to test autonomous flight capabilities of air taxis. The drones were flown beyond visual line of sight with no visual observer for its air taxi. The drones successfully flew around obstacles and each other during takeoff, along a planned route, and upon landing, all

NASA flies drones autonomously for air taxi research

An Alta-8 small Unmanned Aircraft System testbed vehicle flies above NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Flying beyond visual line of sight from observers on the ground required special approval from the Federal Aviation Administration and NASA. Credit: NASA / Bowman Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia recently flew multiple drones beyond visual line of sight with no visual…

Natural Ayurvedic Treatments Offer Relief for Depression Symptoms in Fruit Flies

A research study reveals that Ayurvedic plants like ashwagandha and Indian pennywort can prevent depression-like symptoms in fruit flies caused by chronic stress. Chlorogenic acid, found in these plants, plays a crucial role in enhancing stress resilience. Mainz University and the US-American BENFRA Center have jointly demonstrated the effect of botanical products used in traditional Asiatic medicine on depressive states. Chronic exposure to stress can lead to the development of depression-like disorders that manifest…

Airbus’ FlightLab flies itself while pilot rides shotgun with a tablet

Having shown off simplified copter controls, Airbus Helicopters' FlightLab has completed a fully automated flight testing a new simplified tablet-based human machine interface (HMI) designed to reduce pilot workloads and increase safety.Normally, flying a helicopter is so complicated that it requires both hands, both feet, and the third hand that you don't actually have. Since flying in general is already an attention-heavy task, it isn't surprising that Airbus Helicopters and others are looking for ways to simplify the…

Joby Aviation flies eVTOL air taxi in New York City for the first time

Joby Aviation – one of the leading eVTOL developers right now, has taken to the skies of New York City for the first time ever, teasing a not-so-distance future in which it intends to begin commercial air taxi operations in the urban area and beyond. Getting to the airport may just get a lot easier… and quieter. If you have any interest in the quickly growing world of electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Joby Aviation ($JOBY) should be on your list as a company to keep tabs on.…

Air India flies into the future with the world’s first AI virtual agent ‘Maharaja’

In a groundbreaking move, Air India has soared ahead of the aviation industry, marking a historic milestone as the world's first airline to embrace the era of Artificial Intelligence with its virtual agent named 'Maharaja.' Owned by Tata Sons, Air India initiated the pilot launch of this innovative AI-based agent in March 2023, setting a new standard in customer service.'Maharaja,' powered by Azure OpenAI service, has effortlessly tackled over half a million customer queries since its pilot debut. Designed to handle an…

Blue Beetle Flies Onto Streaming Next Week

Image: Warner Bros./DC ComicsThis past summer, Warner Bros. released its other swan song to the DCEU in Blue Beetle. If you were one of the folks who didn’t see the movie when it was in theaters back in mid-August and forwent the physical release in favor of streaming, good news: it’s hitting Max next Friday, October 17. Generations: Blue Beetle Documentary ClipThe feature film debut for beloved comic book character Jaime Reyes had solid reviews when it first landed, particularly for Xolo Maridueña’s performance and the

Fruit Flies’ Astonishing Numerical Abilities

Artistic representation of numerical discrimination in Drosophila. Credit: Mercedes Bengochea, Maria Ines OviedoIn a study at the Paris Brain Institute, fruit flies demonstrated numerical sensitivity, preferring larger quantities and distinguishing between quantities based on clear ratios. The crucial role of LC11 neurons in this skill was identified, highlighting the cognitive capabilities of insects and their importance in understanding human brain function.In the animal world, you don’t need to learn a numeral system –…